With so many skin care regimes on the market we thought we would take a look at some natural ingredients that can help boost our skin care regimes through our daily diet.
This is a garden plant or herb. Mixing this herb with tea is known to act as an anti-inflammatory agent in your system. Maintaining nettles as part of your daily diet in the form of a tea bag at least once a day by brewing one tablespoon with steaming water is all you need for clear skin. For more serious acne prone skin, you could try drinking the tea 3 times a day. Nettles are known to clear acne and eczema, as well as providing thicker and shinier hair growth due to it’s richness in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, amino acids and beta-carotene.
This is a leafy green that can be used as a substitute for lettuce in salad. It’s known for being high in antioxidants which make it a natural agent for the prevention of cell damage. Fun facts: watercress contains more vitamin C than oranges, more vitamin E than broccoli, more calcium than whole milk and more iron than spinach. It can be used as a cleansing agent that flushes toxins from your body. By adding a bag a day in your meals, you can start to notice the clarity of your skin increase.
This root vegetable, which tastes similar to liquorice is known for its ability to dehydrate your body when you have too much fluid and remove excess toxins. This in turn contributes to healthy and clearer skin. For regularity, consider drinking fennel in the form of a tea on a regular basis. If you’re not a tea person you can definitely roast fennel roots in your meals which will have the same effect.
4. Oat Milk – For some, dairy products are known to cause acne due to containing growth hormones and inflammatory substances that clog your pores. Oat milk can be taken as a substitute for milk. Oak milk is rich in fiber, vitamin E, and folic acid and best of all, its an affordable replacement for dairy.
5. Alfalfa Sprouts – These have a number of benefits for your skin. This plant is commonly known as the “Father of all Foods,” due to all its health benefits. It’s rich in vitamin A and enzymes that create healthy skin by regularly maintaining and reconstructing the skin. In addition, alfalfa sprouts are high in Vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting. Add alfalfa sprouts to a green salad or to a sandwich for a daily dose of this natural cleanser.
6. Burdock – This herb has been used as a healing remedy for centuries. This has antibacterial and antiseptic properties as well as anti-inflammatory agents. Burdock used to be used as a safe and natural remedy for eczema and psoriasis. It can be digested as a vegetable, but the most common way to take it is in the form of tea. Drinking burdock disposes bacteria in the skin, and can rid your system of excess hormones.
7. Oysters – This delicacy has been commonly referred to as natural aphrodisiac, but what a lot of people may not have known is that oysters also have Vitamin A, Zinc and Selenium. These properties are known to be skin clearing. It is primarily because of the Zinc content, that oysters contribute to the renewal and repair of the skin cells. If you are not a fan of raw oysters, you can fry them or add them to stuffing